Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.
10 October 2016
If you have an air conditioner in your home, you probably already know how important it is to clean or replace the filter regularly. What you may not realize is that cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils is just as important. Follow these tips for locating and cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils in your air conditioner. What's the difference between evaporator and condenser coils? Both evaporator and condenser coils transfer heat, but they work in opposite ways.
17 August 2016
If your home's heating and air conditioning system seems inadequate to heat and cool your interior spaces, you may need to take a closer look at the air distribution network. The ductwork inside your home's walls, basement, or attic carries heated or cooled air to where it needs to be, but several potential obstacles can disrupt the airflow. Fortunately, some of these problems can easily be resolved by homeowners without much or any expense.
26 May 2016
Size matters when it comes to choosing a brand-new central air conditioner. Unfortunately, many homeowners tend to overestimate or underestimate how much cooling capacity their home actually needs. The end result is a central A/C solution that doesn't work as effectively as it could if it was sized correctly. Knowing how to estimate your home's true cooling needs can help you save money and headaches in the long run. What Happens When Your A/C Is Too Large
24 May 2016
If you're tired of how much it costs to cool your home, don't worry. There are many things you can do to cut a few dollars off your monthly cooling bills. Check out these five tips to improve your home's cooling efficiency. Check Your Attic Insulation One reason your home may be having problems staying cold even when you have the air conditioning on is because there isn't enough insulation. This is particularly a problem in older homes, but regardless of your home's age, you should double-check how much insulation you have.
17 May 2016
Wi-Fi smart thermostats are becoming popular with homeowners. If you are considering installing this type of system, you may be interested in learning about the upsides and downsides of it. This will help you determine if it is right for you. Here are some of the pros and cons of a Wi-Fi smart thermostat. Disadvantages of a Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Cost of the Thermostat Anytime you are looking to install something new in your home, you have to weigh the cost of the item versus the cost of other items available, and ensure the item you are considering fits within your budget.